Based in our London Design Office, our CAD/ Design Technicians are an integral part of a busy design team, working closely with Project Managers, Lighting Designers and Project Designers to produce perfectly precise and accurate CAD drawings and design documents using a range of software including AutoCAD and Excel.

This is an opportunity to work on the design of some of the most prime high end residences and superyachts around the world, within a growing team of design professionals.

Technicians get to specialise as part of our Lighting, Marine or Residential teams and can benefit from real industry training that can lead to senior design roles in the company. You will find many individuals throughout Ideaworks who have progressed in this way so if it’s career development you are after, then you have come to the right place.

Main Responsibilities:

We pride ourselves on the highest levels of quality and service that we consistently deliver to our clients and this resonates in all aspects of a project design and installation. We want you to have the same exacting standards and attention to detail to produce high quality work which you can take pride in.

You are responsible for ensuring every tiny detail in a drawing, manual or document is accurate, tidy and well presented, and is constantly kept up to date. As you can imagine, we have to keep up with the ever-changing world of technology so our design schemes and solutions can often change throughout the life of a project. One of the main things which enables us to de-risk a project for a client and take complete ownership when it comes to problem solving or identifying any issues is record keeping. Maintaining up to date, detailed and efficient records and drawings, making revisions where needed and producing an ‘as – built’ drawing set upon completion of a project.

We know that sometimes mistakes happen, but with your keen eye for detail we want you to find the mistakes and correct them wherever needed. Count and double-check the numbers and be able to critique and check your work so you can be completely happy when you submit it to your fellow designers.

Drawings and documents can easily get out of hand and overly complicated and so we rely on you to be able to keep things simple, accurate and completed in line with the guidelines and protocols which all of our CAD technicians work towards.

Deadlines can often change and we must continue to work at the pace of the rest of the project. As an important member of the project team, communication and coordination with your colleagues and other departments is key. Whether that is checking amendments to designs and drawings, liaising with logistics and stock departments to ensure equipment is ordered and delivered or ensuring the most up to date drawings are issued and utilised for design meetings.


  • Benefits

    From laptops to credit cards, every role at Ideaworks has individual needs. We ensure that all our staff have everything they need to excel, down to the clothes on their back. If we expect you to do your job properly, you can expect us to provide the right tools and benefits you require for your specific role.

  • Company credit card

    to charge your expenses to; because why should you spend your money and wait for a refund. Just hand in your receipts and we will take care of the rest.

  • Smartphone

    iPhones are standard issue because we manage and handle these centrally. If you ever lose your phone, the content is securely handled. That’s great news for you and our clients, as private and company information cannot be extracted from a lost phone.

  • Laptops

    Not everybody needs these, but anyone who does will get the best new laptop we can find, to allow you to work fast and efficiently.

  • Centrally held information

    Wherever you are, you can log onto our secure servers and get the most up to date information, drawings and programs relating to the project.

  • ai and internal company communication

    ai (amazing inside) is our way of keeping everybody in touch. Book a holiday, see who is working where, share news (good or bad), keep up to date on the Foosball league, access templates, project information and everything you need to work; wherever you are.

  • Travel

    There are fantastic opportunities to travel to some of the most glamorous locations in the world for those who want it. You have the choice of full time positions in the UK, Italy, South of France, or Germany (more offices planned) or just to travel to our many unique project destinations. Travel, accommodation and subsistence payments are designed to make this time away from home enjoyable.

  • Locations

    We are primarily based in Faversham, Kings Cross and Great Portland Street in London; that way we make the most of the only high-speed train connection in the UK. Travelling out from the office? We cover it. If a train doesn’t cover it, we have company pool cars for those who don’t get a company car. Regular deliveries to our projects from our Technical Centre in Faversham into London means you can travel light and fast.

  • Uniforms

    No, we don’t have a uniform. We do have shirts, jackets and safety wear so you can stay smart, safe and represent us well on our projects.

  • Training and progression

    From our Training Academy program, where we head into local schools to introduce our industry and attract the best candidates, through our Graduate Scheme that exchanges proper wages for the brightest candidates, all the way through to continued professional development of our existing teams; we know that in order to have the best skills, we have to train our staff.

    We agree with Richard Branson that we should “train people well enough so they can leave…treat them well enough so they don’t want to”.

  • Tools

    Whatever it is: phone, hammer, laptop, power tools, measuring equipment, calibration tools; we make sure you are fully tooled up for the best outcome.

  • Free fruit

    We receive a weekly fresh fruit delivery, to help you keep a balanced diet. This has become a huge hit with staff who get to enjoy fresh seasonal fruit from a local distributor, completely free of charge.

  • Take your birthday off!

    Let’s face it, not many people really like working on their birthday. That’s why we allow all our staff to take an additional day of paid holiday on their birthday. If you don’t want to come in on your birthday…don’t!

  • All the normal stuff

    Pensions, relocation, flexible working, childcare vouchers. You tell us what is important to you and we will seek to build a package that works best for your circumstances.